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Physics & Pre-Engineering

Associate of Science
The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Physics and Pre‐Engineering is a two‐year degree for students who intend to transfer to a four‐year university and major in engineering and physics.
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.
Program Core Courses
MATH 150 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 155 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
MATH 253 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
MATH 255 Differential Equations
PHYS 104/140 Engineering Physics I/Lab
PHYS 105/145 Engineering Physics II/Lab.
Program Elective Courses
Students interested in biochemistry should take
BIOL 251/252 Biology I Lecture/Lab
BIOL 255/256 Biology II Lecture/Lab
Program Outcomes
Students will develop an understanding of the following:
1. Show concept knowledge in measuring, mechanics of motion, the mechanical and thermal properties of matter, by application in problem solving.
2. Show concept knowledge in waves, simple harmonic motion, Electricity, magnetism, and optics, by application in problem solving.
3. Formulate problems in physics using the tools of mathematics.
4. Incorporation of graphing calculators in math and physics lab analysis.
5. Calculation in three‐dimensional coordinate systems.
6. Apply the scientific method in lab work settings.
7. Analyze experimental error in lab work, and relate it to lab measurement.
Course Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full‐time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.
Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I Cr Hr 
COMM 207 Fundamentals of Speech 3
PSYC 100 First Year Seminar 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 150 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I* 5
CSIS 100/130 Computer Concepts and Applications or Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
Total 15
(Spring) Semester II  
ENGL 289 English Composition II 3
MATH 155 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 17
(Fall) Semester III  
PHYS 104 Engineering Physics I 4
PHYS 140 Engineering Physics I Lab 1
MATH 253 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 3
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Biological Science and Lab 5
Total 17
(Spring) Semester IV  
PHYS 105 Engineering Physics II 4
PHYS 145 Engineering Physics II Lab 1
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Program Elective (s) 3-5
Total 17-19
Total Program Credits 66-68
*Assuming the student has passed the equivalent of College
Algebra and Trigonometry. If not, enroll first in MATH 125
College Algebra and Trigonometry (5 cr hrs).

For more information contact:
Program advisor
Luka Kapkiai, 620‐431‐2820, ext. 530